Started Sep 09, 2022 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jul 01, 2023 07:01AM UTC

How many job openings in the US will the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report for June 2023?

Labor shortages continue throughout the US, with the number of job openings above 10 million for the 13th consecutive month in July 2022 (CNBC, CBS News). The question will be suspended on 30 June 2023 and the outcome determined using data as first released by the BLS for June 2023, expected in July or August 2023 (BLS - JOLTS). As of 9 September 2022, the number of job openings reported for June 2022 for "Total US" was 11,040 (in thousands) (JOLTS - July 2022, see Table A). For historical data, visit: Under "JOLTS Databases," select "ONE SCREEN" from "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)." For "1 Select one or more Industries," select "Total nonfarm." For "2 Select one or more States or Regions," find and select "Total US." For "3 Select one or more Areas," select "All Areas." For "4 Select one or more Data Elements," find and select "Job openings." For "5 Select one or more Size Classes," find and select "All size classes." For "6 Select Rate and/or Level," leave only "Level - In Thousands" checked. For "7 Select Seasonal Adjustment," leave only "Seasonally Adjusted" checked, then click "Get Data."

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Possible Answer Crowd Forecast Change in last 24 hours Change in last week Change in last month
Fewer than 7.2 million 2.27% +0.00% +0.27% -3.73%
Between 7.2 million and 8.0 million, inclusive 7.64% +0.00% -0.36% -6.36%
More than 8.0 million but fewer than 8.8 million 14.27% -0.09% -1.73% -5.73%
Between 8.8 million and 9.6 million, inclusive 40.18% +0.09% -3.82% +4.18%
More than 9.6 million but fewer than 10.4 million 16.00% +0.00% -2.00% +3.00%
Between 10.4 million and 11.2 million, inclusive 7.45% +0.00% -0.55% +0.45%
More than 11.2 million but fewer than 12.0 million 11.55% +0.00% +8.55% +8.55%
12.0 million or more 0.64% +0.00% -0.36% -0.36%

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